INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO TENERIFE. FULL COVID-19 INFORMATION

Information updated on March 22rd, 2021.

On this page you will find all the information related to travel to Tenerife and staying on the island during the current Covid-19 situation. Travellers and tourism sector professionals can use it to check health and safety protocols, and regulations.

Travel to and from the island of Tenerife from the UK

Spain (including the Canary Islands) has opened kits border to visitors from the UK but only for people travelling for specific reasons listed here. Flights continue as Spanish citizens and foreign residents of Spain can still travel to Spain.

Travel to and from the island of Tenerife from another country

Tenerife is currently on Level Three Covid-19 safety measures.

There are no restrictions on the arrival of international visitors for the purpose of tourism who are staying at official touristic accommodation. International transit through the Canary Islands is also permitted.

Foreign tourists who plan to come to the island of Tenerife on holiday still require a test certificate that certifies a negative Coronavirus status, as established by the official information issued by the regional Executive, which can be consulted in full at the following link: https://www3.gobiernodecanarias.org/noticias/el-gobierno-de-canarias-acuerda-limitar-la-entrada-y-salida-de-personas-de-tenerife/.

The current Spanish regulations for international passengers entering the island, as established by the provision of December 11, 2020, can be consulted in full at the link: https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/12/11/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-15951.pdf

For more information about travel to the Canary Islands and between islands, see this detailed info page from Canary Islands Tourism.

Travel between Canary Islands for the purpose of tourism

Specific rules for the Easter holiday period (March 26 to April 9) mean that tourists moving between Tenerife and another Canary Islands require a Covid-19 test that is less than 72 hours old. You do not need another test to return to Tenerife. A negative test will be necessary to be able to move between islands, except for the exceptions set out in Royal Decree-Law 926 / 2020, of October 25.


Transcript of OFFICIAL STATE BULLETIN No. 323 Friday, December 11, 2020 Sec. I. Page 113287 – Provision 15951


“All passengers originating from any airport or port located outside of Spain must complete, before departure, a public health form called” Health Control Form “, through the website https: //www.spth.gob .es /, or the Spain Travel Health-SpTH application.

Passengers who, coming from a country or risk area defined by the Ministry of Health (the list of countries or risk areas established in Annex II of the Resolution of November 11, 2020, of the General Directorate of Health Public, relative to the sanitary controls to be carried out at the points of entry in Spain, as well as the criteria used for their definition, will be reviewed every fifteen days and their update will be published on the website of the Ministry of Health: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ and on the web: https://www.spth.gob.es), do not adequately prove the performance of an Active Infection Diagnostic Test (hereinafter PDIA) for SARS-CoV-2 with negative result made in the seventy-two hours prior to arrival, they must submit to the PDIA established by the external health services.


As part of the documentary control carried out at the entry points, the passenger may be requested, at any time, to accredit the result of the PDIA. The supporting document must be the original, will be written in Spanish and / or English and may be submitted in paper or electronic format. The document will contain, at least, the following information: traveller’s name, passport number or national identity document or letter (which must coincide with the one used in the Health Control Form), date of the test, identification and contact details of the centre conducting the analysis, technique used and negative test result.


The PDIA for SARS-CoV-2 supported is PCR (COVID-19 RT-PCR). Unless their harmonised use is accepted by the European Union, other diagnostic tests such as rapid antibody tests, rapid antigen detection tests or high-performance serology tests (ELISA, CLIA, ECLIA) will not be accepted ”.

The Government of Spain has also communicated that it allows international travellers from risk countries, in addition to a PCR, to prove a negative diagnosis of active infection by Covid-19 with a Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) test performed 72 hours before your arrival.

In this link of the Government of Spain you will find all the information related to the procedures and requirements to travel to Spain.

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